Monday, November 23, 2009

November 24, 1775

Several American newspapers reported that an Address (dated Cambridge, Massachusetts, 24 Nov. 1775), containing the following statement, "has been communicated to the Soldiery of the grand Continental Army:"

"The ministerial army, with three of their most esteemed Generals at their head, have been able to effect nothing. Instead of over-running and ravaging the continent from North to South, as they boasted they would do, they find themselves ignominiously cooped up within the walls of a single town (and even that they possessed themselves of by treachery) suffering all the distresses of a siege."

Consult, for instance, The Boston News-Letter (28 December 1775).
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